About Shakti Leadership
It is time for a New Leadership Model.
On a new Power-base; that creates a world that works for all
The way we lead isn’t working. Our current one-sided notion of a leader’s power is the root cause of a host of contemporary problems, including social breakdown, environmental degradation, an epidemic of depression, and corruption in business and government. Whether we are male, female or transgender, we have been trained to value leadership qualities that are traditionally thought of as masculine: hierarchical, individualistic, militaristic. Reaching into ancient spiritual and mythical teachings, Shakti Leadership revives the feminine archetype in leadership: generative, cooperative, creative, empathetic. In the Indian yogic tradition, these qualities are associated with Shakti, the source of creation, sustenance and transformation that powers the cycle of life.
Through this model, Nilima Bhat and Raj Sisodia seek to restore a long-lost balance, for all genders alike, of masculine and feminine energies. All leaders should learn to value and understand Shakti Leadership: acting from a consciousness of life-giving creativity and sustainability to achieve self-mastery and be of selfless service. When leaders of all sexes learn to embrace this mind-set, we can restore sanity, elevate humanity and heal the planet by evolving consciously together.
"Our hyper-masculine business, governance and leadership model is inadequate. Feminization is urgently needed to restore balance. "
"Regardless of Gender and Race, we need leaders who are conscious (i.e., show self-mastery and selfless service of a higher purpose) and integrated (i.e., express mature masculine and feminine values and behaviours). "